Categories for Marketing & Advertising

Awareness to Sales

The Mechanics of a Sales Funnel

Creating and leveraging a sales funnel is about sorting to optimize messaging based on where a customer is within the sales process. Awareness The first step is to get eyes on the message. Paid media is great for getting eyes on the message, but building awareness also can be achieved through PR, social media and partnerships. After we are confident that we will get eyes on our message, we shift focus to sorting those eyes to improve the likelihood that they will convert. Once a lead enters the sales funnel by submitting a form, completing a survey, engaging with a social media poll, clicking... Read More

Pros and Cons of Media Types

While not inclusive of all pros/cons, this table outlines general considerations of specific media types as we evaluate them against our target audiences, while optimizing for the budget.   Pros Cons Other Considerations Local Broadcast/ Cable TV Key Audience: A25-54 slight female skew Medium with highest reach capabilities; can tap in to loyal viewership for frequency (appointment television/news) Can be targeted by demo and/or contextual content (program selection) Limited geographic targeting within cable systems Local news can provide a sense of community, authority and quality audience Strong, impactful, creative medium—combine sight, sound and motion for emotional impact and awareness-building Generally,... Read More

Thanks for the kudos, Aster. Aster Award Winner.

It’s Award Season for AcrobatAnt, Too

The Aster Awards, one of the largest, most respected national competitions of its kind, has recognized AcrobatAnt for outstanding work on behalf of some of our healthcare clients. The 2018 Aster Awards received thousands of entries from the U.S. and other countries. All entries were reviewed by a panel of industry experts and scored on multiple criteria, with a possible top score of 100 percent. Participants’ entries compete against similar-sized organizations in their specific groups and categories. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal. AcrobatAnt is thankful to be chosen by the... Read More

Using Mad Libs for Better Product Positioning

One consistent challenge for many companies is that the people who develop a new product, service or brand lose often sight of WHY it was created. Before developing marketing strategy and messaging, it is crucial to understand the benefit that the product is providing for a specific audience, and how your organization delivers this benefit uniquely, a.k.a. the value proposition. Even if your organization’s leadership agrees on mission, vision and values, it is possible that you will find a wide spectrum of opinions when you begin to discuss the value proposition. In your next leadership meeting, identify a product or... Read More

Jennie Stuart Health Rebrand

One of our newest clients, Jennie Stuart Health, has been serving the people of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and the surrounding region for more than a century. Our first assignment was to create a new branding ad campaign to convey the organization’s long history of healthcare excellence. This new look carried over into collateral, homepage banners, digital advertising and more. Why choose an agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Because the new Jennie Stuart Health marketing director is a former client who understands the value we bring to healthcare marketing—proving that experience really does make a difference. ## AcrobatAnt Marketing & Advertising AcrobatAnt.com 1336 East... Read More

Wintrust Arena Tattoo Ad

Our new client, Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, gave us this challenge: Create a jaw-dropping, out-of-the-box ad to announce the opening of its brand new, state-of-the-art, 10,000-seat multipurpose facility. The client had a basic suggestion—an edgy, tattoo-themed look—but wasn’t sure how to execute it. We figured out a way that not only made the client ecstatic but also resulted in high praise from a Billboard magazine representative. Another result: More out-of-the-box Wintrust Arena work for us, including prominent displays at bus and subway stops around Chicago. ## AcrobatAnt Marketing & Advertising AcrobatAnt.com 1336 East 15th Street Tulsa, OK 74120 918-938-7901

IP Targeting—Leveraging Your List

We have all heard the expression “right person, right message, right time” when it comes to developing effective marketing strategies. With great lists and on-target messaging, direct mail can still be a viable tactic to include in your communications mix. Because direct mail falls short when it comes to message frequency, including it as part of a multi-tactic plan is needed to be effective. Unfortunately, other mass media tactics often fall short when it comes to being able to precisely target messaging to an audience. Most companies spend valuable time and money to ensure that their direct mail audience list... Read More

Make Direct Mail Cool Again

Even in the digital age, it’s not a bad idea to get back to our roots with a direct mail campaign. Direct mail provides an opportunity for visual and tactile creativity that no digital advertising can provide, since a mailer is a physical item that people can interact with.One of the main goals of direct mail is to make the recipient interact with the mailer for more than just a few seconds. That said, your direct mail must not only look cool, but have a strategic goal behind it—like any other advertising venture, it’s unwise to get wrapped up in... Read More

10 Tips for Working Smarter

Though Ants are notoriously hard workers, we understand that sometimes it’s hard to keep your head in the game and make the most of your work day. Increasing your productivity is a challenge, but we’re here to help. Here are 10 tips for working smarter: Write down your daily goals Writing tasks down helps you commit them to memory, and it’s also good to have an easily accessible reference for all the work you need to do that day. Write your list down on a Post-it or something that’s clearly visible from your desk so you can glance at it... Read More

Why Creating a Buyer Persona is Crucial

What’s a buyer persona? Buyer persona is a fictional representation of your ideal customer based on market data and research about your existing customers. If used to its full potential, a buyer persona can help you get right to the core of your customers’ values—attracting the most valuable leads and visitors to your business. How can a buyer persona benefit my business? It brings your target demographic into focus. When you go through the exercise of defining a buyer persona, you write their story. By doing so, you are uncovering their hopes, concerns, behaviors, activities and needs. When you have... Read More